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Guestling Wood is an ancient woodland of mainly Sweet Chestnut coppice interspersed with some large Oak trees. Part of the wood is managed by the Woodland Trust and the walk passes coppiced clearings, where timber has been cut for fencing.

Location: Guestling Green

Grid Reference: TQ851138(OS Map)
OS Map: Explorer 124

Distance: 3 miles
Time: 1 hours
Information Available: East Sussex Countryside Management Service - Rye Bay Office (01797 226488)
Directions/Transport: From Guestling village follow the footpath to St Lawrence Church. Take footpath through gateway after oak tree and turn left. Follow the path until you meet Watermill Lane. Keep to field boundary.

At Watermill Lane be careful as it is a narrow road. Turn right and walk along lane, noticing the sandstone outcrops until on the right hand side there is a stile. Cross this stile and follow the footpath into Guestling Wood.

Follow the footpath through the wood until you meet the 1066 Country Walk, Hastings Link, turn right and follow this footpath back to St Lawrence Church.

Bus Information: 346, Conquest Hospital, Hastings to Pett via Guestling, Mon-Sat, two hourly service. 711, Eastbourne to Dover via Guestling & Icklesham, hourly service, two hourly service on Sundays. Phone 0870 6082 608
Car Park Information: There is a car park on the edge of Guestling Wood in Watermill Lane
Guide: Short Walks in the Rye Countryside, leaflet with six walks in the Rye area, partnership between East Sussex County Council, Rye Bay Countryside Office and the Two Bays, One Environment Project.
Services: There are pubs and shops in Icklesham, Pett and Guestling Green.
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